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Twenty Gulf astronauts to blast into space

Virgin Galactic is aiming to launch test flights next year; 20 people from the region have put down deposits for $200,000 trips.

March 3, 2010 2:20
Up, up and away

Up, up and away

Virgin Galactic, partly owned by Abu Dhabi-based Aabar Investments, has just unveiled the world’s first commercial spaceship.

December 8, 2009 2:28

Aabar to buy 32pc stake in Virgin Galactic

Abu Dhabi-based Aabar Investments announced it will acquire a 32 percent stake worth $280 million in Virgin Galactic...

July 28, 2009 12:12
Jet set for blast off…

Jet set for blast off…

The global economy may be plummeting, but Virgin Galactic’s space program is counting down to take-off. And this region is proving profitable.

November 11, 2008 10:32